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SoobieOut 06-14-2011 11:15 AM

Worlds fastest Helicopter
Amazing story about the X2, worlds fastest Helicopter!

Pilot Recounts Taming World’s Fastest Helicopter | Autopia |

some_other_dave 06-14-2011 12:48 PM

Hey, that's the TVC concept we did simulations of back in the late 80s! Pretty cool, that!

I bet a tilt-rotor could go faster, but that's not quite a helicopter I guess. ;)


Daox 06-14-2011 01:16 PM

Isn't that technically a gyrocopter?

gone-ot 06-14-2011 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by Daox (Post 245080)
Isn't that technically a gyrocopter?

...nope, the gyrocopter has non-powered rotor blades, those on the X2 are powered.

Cd 06-14-2011 01:51 PM

" Bringing her up to mach 1 String "
Anyone remember that from Airwolf ?
Also, they somehow managed to get that thing to loop upside-down.

I've wondered in the past what the aerodynamic flow looks like around a helicopter.
When in level flight, I'm assuming that the blades create a corkscrew pattern behind the helicopter.

robchalmers 06-14-2011 03:22 PM

you can fly a Gazelle inverted :) that why we fly 'em .... aswell as the semi-factory spec apache's from you guys!

Formula413 07-04-2011 10:49 PM

Semi off topic, but has anyone ever seen the Red Bull aerobatic helicopter?

Ryland 07-05-2011 01:46 AM


Originally Posted by Formula413 (Post 248445)
Semi off topic, but has anyone ever seen the Red Bull aerobatic helicopter?

Yes! it was rather impressive to see fly, it was almost like it was on a set of strings being tugged around, flying in any direction on a whim, sideways, upside down! it made my day.

Joenavy85 07-09-2011 07:44 AM

how about a radio controlled version?

Joenavy85 07-09-2011 07:52 AM

and how about a 7 year old thrown in for good measure

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